noun, plural bus·es, bus·ses.
verb (used with object), bused or bussed, bus·ing or bus·sing.
verb (used without object), bused or bussed, bus·ing or bus·sing.
- buryat autonomous republic,
- buryat republic,
- burying beetle,
- burying ground,
- bus boy,
- bus lane,
- bus line,
- bus shelter,
- bus stop
Origin of bus1
verb (used with or without object), bused or bussed, bus·ing or bus·sing.
Origin of bus2
Examples from the Web for bus
Occasionally a pamphlet for a salsa class might be tossed on a doorstop or stuck on a pole near a bus stop.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The detectives learned early on that Brinsley had arrived by bus in Manhattan.
At the music studio, Brinsley would arrive by train or bus to break into the music scene.
In the video, the bus is getting searched by a cop with a German shepherd.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A few children, settler children, congregate near what appears to have been the bus station.
They were now at the corner of Air Street, and the purple 'bus could be seen looming brilliantly in the distance.The Prophet of Berkeley Square|Robert Hichens
When you took him to the bus terminal for the purpose of his returning to downtown Dallas?Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
It was in this mood that Forbes had first seen her and her old hat from the bus.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
I'm off to catch the steamer to bring over another 'bus to-morrow.My Second Year of the War|Frederick Palmer
For here a wild jolt from the motor-'bus had nearly pitched me into his arms.Miss Million's Maid|Bertha Ruck
noun plural buses or busses
verb buses, busing, bused, busses, bussing or bussed
Word Origin for bus
1832, abbreviation of omnibus (q.v.). The modern English noun is nothing but a Latin dative plural ending. To miss the bus, in the figurative sense of "lose an opportunity," is from 1901, Australian English (OED has a figurative miss the omnibus from 1886). Busman's holiday "leisure time spent doing what one does for a living" (1893) is probably a reference to London bus drivers riding the buses on their days off.
1838, "to travel by omnibus," from bus (n.). Transitive meaning "transport students to integrate schools" is from 1961, American English. Meaning "clear tables in a restaurant" is first attested 1913, probably from the four-wheeled cart used to carry dishes. Related: Bused; busing.